Rick Spitz….turns 60 this year…He has already played 25 plus games in Ohio as the starting pitcher….Rick has turned in his uniform as of today….He is all class…all the time…a true gentleman…..I played hockey with him in the late 70’s (he was awesome)…Rick was a great teammate and friend with the Saginaw Old Golds…I will always remember him. I will miss you big guy….He is the meaning of a Saginaw Old Gold…I’m proud to know him…Richard Curry…..

IMG_1614Adam “Squints” McCauley – Congratulations on winning the “Captain of the Year” at the 2015 Greenfield Village World Tournament for the 2nd straight year!

Saginaw Old Golds Sweep Four Straight in Gettysburg

IMG_8550IMG_8254IMG_8511The Saginaw Old Golds journeyed to Gettysburg to put up 4 wins to take their 5 year record to 18-2 over the best teams on the East Coast.  Two hundred and seventy-five ball players and 18 teams competed in Gettysburg this year.  Only three went undefeated, winning all 4 of their matches….Mohican of Kennett, Eclipse of Elkton, & the Saginaw Old Golds.

The Golds in their first match on Saturday defeated Flemington Neshanook 13- 7.  The game ball went to John Piersall who went 4 for 5, a double and seven stolen bases.

The second match Saginaw ran past New York Gothams 12-3.  The game ball again went to John Piersall who went 4 for 4, two doubles, and six stolen bases.

Sunday saw the Golds play two quality teams.  The Golds trailed 10-3 after 4 innings, but stormed back to shut down the Talbot Fair Plays to only two more runs while racking up 17 of their own, to win going away 20 -12.  Jason Leckrone went a perfect 5 for 5.  The concluding game was against the Brooklyn Eckfords who have the hardest throwing pitcher in vintage baseball.  The game ball for this one went to Joel Curry who went 4 for 4, stole 2 bases, scored 3 times, and threw a runner out at second base from leftfield.  He finished up the tournament with 7 straight hits.  An added tournament note, Ryan Dost played phenomenally at first base.  Piersall and Ducky Mahan pitched all four games.

Saginaw’s season record is now 11 and 2. The Golds travel to Irish Hills on Sunday to play Walker Tavern Wheels and the Cornhuskers.

Richard Curry

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